Nominations sought by ACED for 2016 Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Business Award Nomination deadline is September 15

Allamakee County Economic Development (ACED) is seeking nominations for the 2016 Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award. To be eligible, the recipient must be a business located in Allamakee County.

ACED will accept nominations until Thursday, September 15 of this year. Award winner announcement and ceremony will be at the ACED Annual Banquet in October. The award recipient will receive a plaque and will be added to the Award Plaque that is displayed at the ACED office.

Mike Ferring Construction of Waukon was the 2015 Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award winner. ACED looks forward to announcing another business that is making a positive impact at its annual meeting this October.

This Business Recognition Award was created in 2011 to honor the late Cloy Kuhse, who was an ACED Board of Directors member. “The award was created to highlight and recognize a business that is making a positive impact in Allamakee County, as well as to honor the memory of Cloy and his vision,” ACED Executive Director Val Reinke stated.

To nominate a business, forms can be picked up at the ACED office, located at 101 West Main Street in Waukon, and are available on the ACED website,, under Economic Development. Contact the ACED office at 563-568-2624 for additional information.

Allamakee County Economic Development (ACED) is the County’s official business recruiter, business expansion and tourism organization. ACED is a nonprofit, county-wide corporation. Its primary emphasis is to enhance existing economic development efforts through retention and expansion of existing business and industry, tourism marketing and coordination, housing need assessment and development, and the recruitment of new business and industry by providing assistance and referrals.

ACED is funded by contributions from the County and communities of Allamakee and also through business memberships. ACED was formed in 1997 and is governed by a seven-person Board of Directors. ACED has assisted many business, commercial and tourism enterprises in realizing the opportunities that exist in northeast Iowa.